Indiana’s loss on Friday night at Maryland has opened the door for Penn State to potentially win this year’s Big Ten regular season title.
They still need help, but with a Player of the Week performance from Aaron Molloy, they kept themselves in the mix.
Molloy scored in the second half on Saturday against Wisconsin, which turned out to be the game-winning goal against the Badgers in a 2-1 victory.
Earlier that week, the senior from Ireland converted a penalty kick and setup another goal as the Nittany Lions defeated in-state rivals Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Check out some of the other top performances from the past week of men’s Division I college soccer below.
Team of the Week: October 14-20
GK Andrew Pannenberg, Wake Forest – Usually a team known for its ability going forward, the Wake defense has been a source of strength in 2019. Pannenberg back-stopped a pair of shutout wins against William & Mary and North Carolina last week.
D Jeremiah Michael, St. Mary's (CA) – Facing one of college soccer’s best forwards in Miguel Berry, Michael played 90 minutes at the back as the Gaels shut out San Diego by a 3-0 score.
M Charlie Sharp, Western Michigan – Another first-year force at a DI program, Sharp scored the winning goal in WMU’s 2-1 victory against Michigan. He also setup the lone goal in a 1-1 draw on Sunday against Akron.
M Aaron Molloy, Penn State – Molloy’s play as a senior has been critical throughout this season, not just this past week. He now has six goals and two assists, including three tallies in his past four games.
M Oscar Cervantes, UC Irvine – It was a two-win week in Big West play for Cervantes and UCI. After the freshman went 90 in a 1-0 win against UC Davis, Cervantes popped up to score an overtime winner on the road against UC Santa Barbara.
M Robbie Robinson, Clemson – In what was the wildest game of the college soccer season (at least from a goal-scoring perspective) Clemson beat Syracuse by a rarely seen 7-4 score line. Robinson netted three of those goals and chipped in an assist for good measure.
F Milo Yosef, Marshall – Getting a break from conference play, Yosef led the Herd to a pair of road wins in California. He scored four times and added an assist in wins against Loyola Marymount and San Diego State.
F James Morris, Seattle – After a slow start to the season, Seattle has upped its game of late, extending its unbeaten streak to seven on the year. Last weekend, the traveled to Bakersfield, beating CSU Bakersfield by a 3-2 score. Morris scored three goals, all headed in from crosses out wide.
F Wilmer Cabrera Jr., Butler – The freshman attacker was right in the thick of everything for the Bulldogs last week. He scored the winning goal in a 2-1 non-conference victory against Lipscomb, and a goal and assist in a 4-0 road win versus Seton Hall.
F Tani Oluwaseyi, St. John's – Making his first start of the season on the road at Creighton, Oluwaseyi bagged what turned out to be the game-winning goal against the Blue Jays. It was his eighth of the season, as the Ontario native continues to cause all kinds of trouble for opposing defenses. A potential Big East title decider looms on Wednesday night against Georgetown.
Honorable Mention: F Peter Chang (Memphis), M Jacob Montes (Georgetown), M Braden Kline (Pittsburgh), F Josh Luchini (Lehigh), F O'Vonte Mullings (FGCU), D Alistair Johnston (Wake Forest), F Evan Conway (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), M Emmanuel Perez (Cal Poly), GK Paulo Pita (Marshall), F Eythor Bjorgolfsson (Kentucky), M Jake Meier (SIUE), F Grayson Barber (Clemson), F Jacob Evans (UNC Wilmington)